as a colored person, who descends from
irish people, i wonder if Blacks intend
to keep jazz, now that they’ve they’ve been
handed the poetry franchise, by blue-eyed devils.
also, do Black poets look down their noses
at hip hop and rap, because there’s so much money
in it, no english-teacher rules, nor antecedents –
except for I Shall Be Free No. 10?
Ed. note: Wether this oughtta be an epigraph is anybody’s guess: this above imagines Josh White’s Free and Equal Blues.